Schedule - all times are listed in EST

Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17, 2022

9 am - 5 pm

Tent installation will begin on Sunday, January 16. This day will likely be for tents where events are being held (i.e. registration, lunch, education, etc.). Other display tents will begin install on Monday, January 17. IFAI/TRD Staff will reach out a few weeks prior with a specific date and time you can begin your tent installation.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

8:30 am - 5 pm

Pick up your registration at the registration sponsor’s tent: 

9 am - 5pm Tent Display Installation
12 - 5:30 pm

Tee up to extra-long par 4s and par 5s surrounded by enchanting flora and wildlife. Face exciting hazards, twists, and bends. Explore the new championship course that challenges your entire game while rewarding the diligent player.

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2:00 - 4:30 pm An Inside Look: Daytona International Speedway Tour
4 - 8 pm Exhibit Set-Up

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

7:30 am - 6 pm

Pick up your registration at the registration sponsor’s tent: 

8 am - 12 pm Exhibit Set-Up
9 - 9:30 am

Come hear what TRD has been up to this past year and what is on the horizon for the next year.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

9:30 - 10 am

Alex Renaud, International Sales Manager & Co-Owner, Fiesta Tents
Michael Tharpe, National Sales Manager, Rainier Industries

Learn how to safely estimate hold-down and ballasting requirements using the new Non-Engineered Tool from IFAI-TRD. In this education session, we will go through the process of inputting data into the new Non-Engineered Tool to obtain resistance to wind loads for anchoring or ballasting tents that do not come with engineering reports or certification from the manufacturer.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

10:05 - 10:50 am

Steven Eisenstein, President, Classic Tents & Events
Josh Kohn, CEO, Soho Events and Rentals

Diversify your business by adding new products, exploring new markets and taking on new risks. Diversification can add stability to your business by finding new clients and filling in slow revenue months. Join Steven and Josh as they discuss how diversification has helped them expand their businesses.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

10:55 - 11:55 am

Nick Deninno, Owner, B&R Innovations
Mike Holland, President, Chattanooga Tent Co.

This session will discuss the challenges and logistics of ballasting and alternative anchoring. Topics will not only include types of anchoring but an in-depth look at transportation and handling, budgeting, sourcing, customer education, repeat location install methods and the $60,000 question: How much do I need?

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

12 - 1:30 pm

Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a great keynote speaker and celebrate a new Wodetzki Award winner!

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1:40 - 5 pm

Steve Belliveau, Outside Sales Manager, Anchor Industries
Joe Langehaug, Regional Sales, Losberger DeBoer
Michael Tharpe, National Sales Manager, Rainier Industries

This session will start with a classroom-style presentation and discussion on safety.  To include PPE (personal protective equipment) and the overall importance of safe procedures & operations in our facilities and in the field installing tents.

The hands on portion of the Boot Camp will allow individuals to gain experience in the following:

  • Lay out and full installation of a High Peak Tension Style Pole Tent
  • Raising beams and installing fabric on a Clear Span Structure while obtaining a true perspective of the overall installation process.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

1:40 - 2:40 pm

Jim Reyen, Business Director, Johnson Outdoors Inc. / Eureka! Big Tents Division
Brian Richardson, President and CEO, L & A Tent Rentals

Have you experienced it? A top client is on the phone asking you to assure that you will guarantee they are taken care of with their delivery/event. You are going to say yes but have a few “Covid Quarantines” challenges: unreliable labor, moving deliveries of product that you ordered, supply chain shortages and all the typical issues that arise. (Weather, permitting, rising costs, technological issues, and more).

We have all been there this past two years and we will provide you examples of how both suppliers and renters have risen to the challenge of “Providing Excellent Customer service in Chaotic Times”!

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Rita Revels, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President & CEO, Employers Network

This session will focus on defining the necessary knowledge skills and abilities for each of your positions and developing an interview process to ensure that you are getting what you need.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

3:35 - 4:05 pm

Paul Armstrong, Principal, Paul Armstrong Code Consulting Services (PACCS)

Paul Armstrong, the TRD Code Consultant, will provide a brief update on the latest in code and standard developments. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and bring up situations that are encountered during tent permitting and installation.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

4 - 6 pm Exhibits/Tent Displays Open
6 - 8 pm

Kick-off Tent Expo 2022 in the Rolex Lounge at the Daytona International Speedway by reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones!

Sponsored by

Thursday, January 20, 2022

9 am - 5 pm

Pick up your registration at the registration sponsor’s tent: 

9:30 - 10:30 am Breakfast with the Vendors / Exhibits Open
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Tour of the Tents
12:30 - 1:30 pm BREAK for Lunch on Own
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Biff Gentsch, National Sales Director, Anchor Industries

Martin Guthrie, Owner, Down East Tent Rentals, LLC

How do new industry trends start? What do we need to make our work easier? What is up and coming in the tent market? Come talk about the future of the Tent Rental Industry.

Hosted in one of our Education Sponsor Tents: 

2:30 - 3:30 pm NEW Product/Equipment Demos
3 - 5 pm

Come and “pre-game” before the Party on the Pad during our Exhibit Crawl—drinks provided!

6:30 - 10 pm

Join your colleagues for a final celebration! Enjoy music and entertainment in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA.

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*schedule subject to change